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Zion, Bryce and Grand Canyon

Zion, Bryce and Grand Canyon

Overview
Guides & Lodging
National Parks
Pack List

Experience three of the world's most epic trails.

Three of the most stunning trails in the world, the "narrows" of Zion National Park, the "hoodoos" of Bryce Canyon National Park and the vastness of the Grand Canyon create a spectacular journey with unique beauty. Starting from the top of the Zion narrows, you will be guided through a 16-mile journey through geologic time. From the plateau at the top, the river sliced into the earth, sinking deeply into stone walls on either side. As you progress, the shorelines grow tighter, the walls become taller and you will find yourself in a grand, geological wonder of beautifully carved stone. In Bryce Canyon, you will experience the tall, sandstone spires known as hoodoos. From sunrise to sunset, the colors will shift with the changing light, creating an ever-changing landscape in the maze of spires. Your final leg of the tour is in the north rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Here you will experience a vastness that will no doubt expand your perspective of the world.


ITINERARY OVERVIEW

DAY 1

Arrive in Las Vegas, transport to hotel near Zion National Park, gear check and team briefing

DAYS 2 - 3

Backpacking the Zion National Park

DAYS 4 - 5

Backpacking Bryce Canyon National Park

DAY 6

Explore the Grand Canyon

DAY 7

Transport to Las Vegas, return flight home


TAKEAWAYS

Beginner-level proficiency in backpacking
Orienteering skills
Basic mountaineering skills
Leadership skills and practice working in team setting
Knowledge about desert flora and fauna
Respect for nature and how it can be applied to respect for our community
Inspiration and curiosity

PRICE

$1,895 per student

GROUP SIZE

Groups range from 6 to 32 people.

SERVICES INCLUDE

  • Licensed and certified Discover Outdoors guides
  • Basecamp support
  • Hotel and camping accommodations
  • Meals throughout trip (meals while traveling to and from Las Vegas are not included)
  • All trail fees
  • Park permit fees
  • Roundtrip transportation from Las Vegas International Airport (airfare not included)
  • Liability insurance

OPTIONAL

  • Sleeping bag rental for 1 week: $78
  • Rucksack rental for 1 week: $78
  • Trekking poles rental for 1 week: $40

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Guides & Lodging

SEASONED GUIDES

As you explore the national parks, you will be led by professional trail guides dedicated to providing safe and educational experiences. Our guides are trained in wilderness medicine and are seasoned leaders, demonstrating good judgement, technical expertise, and environmental consciousness. Our guides are ever aware of your needs and work hard to make your trip successful.

CAMPING & LODGING

Backpacking in Zion and Bryce Canyon is a true backpacking experience. On the trail, you will be staying in tents. On the first and last nights, you will have lodging at a nearby hotel.

National Parks

BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK

Bryce Canyon National Park, a sprawling reserve in southern Utah, is known for crimson-colored hoodoos, which are spire-shaped rock formations. The park’s main road leads past the expansive Bryce Amphitheater, a hoodoo-filled depression lying below the Rim Trail hiking path. It has overlooks at Sunrise Point, Sunset Point, Inspiration Point and Bryce Point.

ZION NATIONAL PARK

Utah's first national Park, Zion encompasses some of the most scenic canyon country in the United States. Its 2,000-foot Navajo sandstone cliffs, high plateaus and maze of narrow, deep canyons support a diversity of plant and wildlife.

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK

Grand Canyon National Park is home to much of the immense Grand Canyon, with its layered bands of red rock revealing millions of years of geological history. Over 277 miles long and 18 miles wide, the hiker's paradise has vast views of the canyon and Colorado River.

Pack List

If you are unsure of what to bring, give us a call or send us an email! Our staff is happy to help ensure you are comfortably outfitted for your trip. To prepare yourself for the activities, join Discover Outdoors on any of our local day trips. Our trained guides will coach you and offer helpful tips in preparing for your big adventure. Below is a list of equipment for this trip. The specific gear considerations are designed to prepare you for all possible conditions. For questions about the gear list, please contact our office at 212-579-4568 or info@discoveroutdoors.com.

ESSENTIAL ITEMS

  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • 3 1-liter water bottles or Camelback Backpack
  • Hiking boots with sturdy soles
  • Hiking socks, four pairs
  • Gloves, two pairs
  • Warm hat
  • Sun-blocking hat (baseball cap)
  • Base top layer (wicking t-shirts)
  • Heavy layer (sweater or fleece)
  • Pants, hiking shorts
  • Long underwear/thermals
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Underwear
  • Casual wear
  • Sunglasses
  • Toiletries
  • Medications, prescription and non-prescription
  • Bug spray
  • Small towel and washcloth
  • Flashlight or headlamp

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Camera
  • Book
  • Journal